This certification course is designed to assist students in preparing for the Comptia CySA+ (Cybersecurity Analyst) examination. What you learn and practice in this course can be a significant part of your preparation.
This course covers the duties of cybersecurity analysts who are responsible for monitoring and detecting security incidents in information systems and networks, and for executing a proper response to such incidents. Depending on the size of the organization, this individual
may act alone or may be a member of a cybersecurity incident response team (CSIRT).
The course introduces tools and tactics to manage cybersecurity risks, identify various types of common threats, evaluate the organization’s security, collect and analyze cybersecurity
intelligence, and handle incidents as they occur. Ultimately, the course promotes a comprehensive approach to security aimed toward those on the front lines of defense.
In addition, this course can help students who are looking to fulfill DoD directive 8570.01 for information assurance (IA) training. This program is designed for personnel performing IA functions, establishing IA policies, and implementing security measures and procedures for the Department of Defense and affiliated information systems and networks.
In this course, you will assess and respond to security threats and operate a systems and network security analysis platform.
– Assess information security risk in computing and network environments.
– Analyze reconnaissance threats to computing and network environments.
– Implement a vulnerability management program.
– Analyze post-attack techniques on computing and network environments.
– Analyze attacks on computing and network environments.
– Collect cybersecurity intelligence.
– Analyze data collected from security and event logs.
– Perform active analysis on assets and networks.
– Respond to cybersecurity incidents.
– Investigate cybersecurity incidents.
– Address security issues with the organization’s technology architecture.
This course is designed primarily for cybersecurity practitioners who perform job functions related to protecting information systems by ensuring their availability, integrity, authentication, confidentiality, and non-repudiation. This course focuses on the knowledge, ability, and skills necessary to provide for the defense of those information systems in a cybersecurity context, including protection, detection, analysis, investigation, and response processes. In addition, the course ensures that all members of an IT team— everyone from help desk staff to the Chief Information Officer—understand their role in these security processes.
To ensure your success in this course, you should meet the following requirements:
- At least two years (recommended) of experience in computer network security technology or a related field.
- The ability to recognize information security vulnerabilities and threats in the context of risk management.
- Foundation-level operational skills with some of the common operating systems for computing environments.
- Foundational knowledge of the concepts and operational framework of common assurance safeguards in computing environments. Safeguards include, but are not limited to, basic authentication and authorization, resource permissions, and anti-malware mechanisms.
- Foundation-level understanding of some of the common concepts for network environments, such as routing and switching.
- Foundational knowledge of major TCP/IP networking protocols, including, but not limited to, TCP, IP, UDP, DNS, HTTP, ARP, ICMP, and DHCP.
- Foundational knowledge of the concepts and operational framework of common assurance safeguards in network environments. Safeguards include, but are not limited to, firewalls, intrusion prevention systems, and VPNs.
You can obtain this level of skills and knowledge by passing the relevant exams:
A+: A Comprehensive Approach
Lesson 1: Assessing Information Security Risk
Identify the Importance of Risk Management
Integrate Documentation into Risk Management
Lesson 2: Analyzing Reconnaissance Threats to Computing and Network Environments
Assess the Impact of Reconnaissance Incidents
Assess the Impact of Social Engineering
Lesson 3: Analyzing Attacks on Computing and Network Environments
Assess the Impact of System Hacking Attacks and Web-Based Attacks
Assess the Impact of Malware and Hijacking and Impersonation Attacks
The Impact of DoS Incidents
Assess the Impact of Threats to Mobile Security
Assess the Impact of Threats to Cloud Security
Lesson 4: Analyzing Post-Attack Techniques
Assess Command and Control Techniques
Assess Lateral Movement and Pivoting Techniques
Assess Data Exfiltration Techniques and Anti-Forensics Techniques
Lesson 5: Managing Vulnerabilities in the Organization
Implement a Vulnerability Management Plan
Assess Common Vulnerabilities
Conduct Vulnerability Scans
Conduct Penetration Tests on Network Assets
Lesson 6: Collecting Cybersecurity Intelligence
Deploy a Security Intelligence Collection and Analysis Platform
Collect Data from Network-Based Intelligence Sources
Collect Data from Host-Based Intelligence Sources
Lesson 7: Analyzing Log Data
Use Common Tools to Analyze Logs
Use SIEM Tools for Analysis
Lesson 8: Performing Active Asset and Network Analysis
Analyze Incidents with Windows-Based Tools and Indicators of Compromise
Analyze Incidents with Linux-Based Tools and Malware
Lesson 9: Responding to Cybersecurity Incidents
Deploy an Incident Handling and Response Architecture
Prepare for Forensic Investigation as a CSIRT
Lesson 10: Investigating Cybersecurity Incidents
Apply a Forensic Investigation Plan
Securely Collect and Analyze Electronic Evidence
Follow Up on the Results of an Investigation
Lesson 11: Addressing Security Architecture Issues
Remediate Identity and Access Management Issues
Implement Security During the SDLC
More about Comptia CySA+ here